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Review article highlights the epidemic and risks of anabolic steroid use by young men

A recent review article published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, highlights the growing health epidemic of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use in young men, and discusses the need for long-term studies of the health effects of AAS, particularly defining the increased risk of AAS cardiovascular disease, infertility, liver toxicity, and mental health issues. Further data is required to inform local health policy and a regulatory response.

Anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) is linked to body image disorders in young men and particularly in non-athlete men.

In an interview with the ABC in August 2017, Senior Endocrinology and expert in testosterone (androgen) physiology and pathophysiology, and the Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, Professor Gary Wittert sent out a warning about the increasing number of young South Australian men who are putting themselves at risk of serious short and long-term health problems due to black market AAS use.  Read ABC article here

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